News: After Nearly 10 Years, Ex-Hot Boys Member Freed
Friday, Oct 12, 2012 4:08PM
Former Cash Money Records rapper Turk has reportedly been released from jail after serving an entire decade behind bars on a weapons-related conviction.
While details are still scarce, Turk reportedly departed an Arkansas facility Friday (October 12) morning.
New Orleans rapper Turk is officially a free man, after serving almost 9 years in prison for weapons violations. The rapper, born Tab Virgil Jr., was released from the Forrest City, Arkansas Federal Prison this morning (October 12). Turk checked in with AllHipHop.com and was in good spirits on his first day of freedom. Turk was a member of the hit Hip-Hop group The Hot Boys on Cash Money Records, from 1996 - 2001. (All Hip Hop)
Back in July, reports suggested Turk would get released this week.
New Orleans rapper Turk, once a member of Cash Money Records' biggest group the Hot Boys, will finally be released from prison. Turk, who served almost nine years after being convicted for weapons violations, will finally be released from the Forrest City, Arkansas federal prison, on October 12, 2012. Turk, born Tab Vigil Jr., was part of The Hot Boys from 1996-2001. As a member of the group, Turk was featured on #1 albums like Get It How You Live!, Guerrilla Warfare and released a solo album titled Young & Thuggin'. (AHH)
A couple years ago, fellow ex-Cash Money rapper B.G. discussed Turk's legal woes.
"I talk to Turk all the time," B.G. said in an interview. "He's been down almost six years. He took 10 years on the gun charge. They dropped the charges of attempted murder on a police officer because it was friendly fire. They have a civil lawsuit with the police [officer's family]. He's supposed to be on his way to the halfway house. Turk's a soldier. He's handling it like a gangsta. He's got smarter, wiser, he's been reading. Six years in the feds ... his chess game is on point. He's been eating. He got about 10 albums [written]. He's ready." (MTV)
He was reportedly sentenced to 12 years behind bars in the mid-2000's.
Turk is currently serving a twelve year sentence for an array of charges after shooting a Tennessee police officer in 2004. Turk was later convicted in 2005 on Federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm, and an unlawful user addicted to a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. (Keep It Trill)